New 50 ìl disposable tip for Tecan liquid handling platforms
Tecan has introduced the 50 ìl volume size to its family of high quality, conductive disposable tips, complementing the existing size range of 10, 200 and 1,000 ìl. The disposable tips have been custom-developed for Tecan’s automated liquid handling workstations, enhancing performance and minimizing cross-contamination in a broad range of genomics, forensics and ELISA-based applications.
The 50 ìl tip’s precision and volume range (1.0 to 50 ìl) is optimal for PCR set-up and DNA quantification and normalization, as well as for other small volume pipetting applications such as ELISAs. The unique geometry of the 50 ìl tip makes it compatible with many different types of labware, including microplates, deep-well plates and sample tubes; it is also able to pierce septa. Its universal nose cone is designed for Tecan’s existing Freedom EVO® series of liquid handling instruments and, in particular, for the recently launched 8 Plus 1 Access™ liquid handling arm for biopharmaceutical research and the HID EVOlution™ platform for forensic applications.
Tecan’s disposable tips are produced and inspected to meet critical technical specifications, maintaining high standards of quality and reproducibility. Each tip is individually inspected and tested during manufacturing. The validated production process meets the requirements of ISO 9001 and ISO 13485.
Tecan (www.tecan.com) is a leading global supplier of laboratory instruments and solutions for the biopharma, forensic and diagnostic industries. The company specializes in the development, production and distribution of automation solutions for life science laboratories. Through its REMP subsidiary (www.remp.com), Tecan is the premier supplier of automated laboratory storage and logistics systems. Tecan’s clients include pharmaceutical and biotech companies, university research departments, diagnostic laboratories and companies as well as forensics laboratories. Founded in Switzerland in 1980, the company has production, research and development sites in both North America and Europe and maintains a sales and service network in 52 countries. In 2007, Tecan achieved sales of CHF 414.4 million (USD 345.3 million; EUR 252.7 million). Registered shares of the Tecan Group are traded on the SWX Swiss Exchange (TK: TECN/Reuters: TECZn.S/Valor: 1210019).